SCIENTIFIC SUBSTANTIATION FOR THE INTRODUCTION, ON ROMANIAN TERRITORY, OF Lycium barbarum L.:A SPECIES WITH SANOGENE PROPERTIES
Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Vol. II, Number 1
Written by Ioana Claudia MENCINICOPSCHI, Viorica BĂLAN
In the year 2010, studies have been started at U.S.A.M.V. Bucharest in order to meet the requirements for the scientific substantiation of the development of Lycium barbarum L. plant cultivation on Romanian specific spreading area. The aforementioned studies focused on the biological, agronomical and health-promoting properties of this plant species. Our study presents interpretations, conclusions and a synthesis regarding biological characteristics such as: growth and development dynamics of the goji plants’ vegetative and reproductive parts, between the years 2010 and 2012. The quantitative and qualitative aspects of the plants’ fruit production were also part of the research, as fructification characteristics, bio-physical and bio-chemical properties of goji berries and the quantity and quality of the fruit yield were all studied. This work also considers the adaptability potential of the Lycium plants to the environmental and climatic conditions of the Northern Bucharest region by mentioning: the traversing of vegetative and fructifying phases and the plants’ resistance to diseases and pests. So far, there have been certain differences, between the two studied Lycium barbarum L. varieties, regarding adaptability potentials and biological characteristics. The significance of our contribution is that it aims to provide scientific support for the cultivation of goji species in Romania.